The Geologic Resources Section fulfills the traditional role of a state geological survey by collecting, interpreting and providing geologic information. The section has the responsibility for:

  • Providing maps and reports that identify, describe and classify surface and subsurface rocks, fractures and faults, landforms, surficial material characteristics, stratigraphy and paleontology;
  • Examining drill cuttings and core and preparing written and graphic logs that describe the geologic characteristics of the rock, along with its potential for water resources, minerals resources and environmental risk;
  • Developing information regarding the potential for geologic hazards including earthquakes, landslides and sinkhole collapse;
  • Determining the availability, quantity and quality of the metallic, industrial minerals and coal resources of the state;
  • Providing technical assistance and geologic information to those who are developing, marketing, managing or regulating the state's mineral resources;
  • Maintaining production and value records for minerals and energy commodities produced in the state;
  • Compiling and maintaining databases containing information on drill logs, described sections, mineral prospects, abandoned underground mines, geologic mapping and active mineral producers;
  • Maintaining a repository of nearly 3,000 drill core containing nearly 3 million feet of core; and
  • Conducting programs to improve the public's understanding of the geologic and mineral resources of the state and to increase the public's appreciation of geology and mining to our society.

Energy Resources

Geologic Hazards

Geologic Maps

Mineral Resources

Industrial Minerals

Metallic Minerals

  • Lead and Zinc
  • Iron
  • Other Metals (Gold, Silver, Copper, Cobalt, etc.)

Mineral Fuels

Precambrian Drillhole Information

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